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Mothers of Zika babies make a splash

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 25 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k4037
  1. Jacqui Thornton
  1. London
Natalie Bouges

The babies splash around happily, the mothers are joyful; here is the positive side of bringing up a child with a Zika related disability.

In 2015 the plight of pregnant women who had been infected by the Zika virus, leaving their babies with microcephaly, was reported worldwide.1 Joana Passos, a marketing executive living in Salvador, Brazil, was one of them. She says that having Gabriela, 2, was the best thing that …

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